Man arrested for multiple Delaware bank robberies

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested in connection with multiple bank robberies in Delaware.

According to Delaware State Police, 43-year-old Joseph F. Mieluchowski, of Landenberg, allegedly robbed seven banks in New Castle County, Delaware between 2009 and 2011.

Mieluchowski was armed with a handgun and threatened bank customers during the robberies at three banks in Wilmington, two in Hockessin and two in Greenville.

A tip submitted to police at the end of last year lead detectives to Mieluchowski, who surrendered on Thursday.

He was charged with 16 counts of robbery first degree, two counts of attempted robbery first degree, one count of second degree kidnapping, 18 counts of aggravated menacing, and seven counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.

Mieluchowski remains behind bars at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute.

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